John G Whittier #2

700 Orchard St
Scranton, PA 18505
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
John G Whittier #2 serves 672 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
John G Whittier #2 placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

John G Whittier #2 places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

John G Whittier #2's student population of 672 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students672 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

John G Whittier #2 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of John G Whittier #2 is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2350 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
12%
4%
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Hispanic
38%
11%
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Black
13%
15%
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White
31%
66%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.730.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameScranton School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John G Whittier #2 is Scranton High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is South Scranton Intrmd School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Scranton South Scranton Intrmd School Math: 18% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 613 students
    0.6 miles
    355 Maple St
    Scranton, PA 18505
    (570) 348-3631
    0.6 6-8 613
  • Scranton Mcnichols Plaza Math: 20% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 456 students
    0.7 miles
    1111 S Irving Ave
    Scranton, PA 18505
    (570) 348-3685
    0.7 PK-5 456
  • Scranton Northeast Intrmd School Math: 17% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 864 students
    1.0 miles
    721 Adams Ave
    Scranton, PA 18510
    (570) 348-3651
    1 6-8 864
  • Scranton William Prescott #38 Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 333 students
    1.0 miles
    Prescott Avenue & Myrtle St
    Scranton, PA 18510
    (570) 348-3683
    1 PK-5 333
  • Scranton John Adams #4 Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 349 students
    1.3 miles
    927 Capouse Ave
    Scranton, PA 18509
    (570) 348-3655
    1.3 PK-5 349

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